MARIETTA, GA - The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs are proud to announce that Mobile BayBears infielder Jose Rojas has been named Player of the Week and Montgomery Biscuits starter Zach Lee has been named Pitcher of the Week. Both awards recognize these players' performances for games during the week of May 7-13.
Rojas, 25, appeared in all seven of Mobile's games this week, and paced the Southern League with a .481 (13-for-27) batting average during that span. The Anaheim, California native also led the circuit this week in hits (13), total bases (26), slugging percentage (.963), and OPS (1.496) while ranking among the league leaders in a number of other categories such as RBI (11, T-1st), and stolen bases (3, 4th).
Video: Rojas completes the cycle for the BayBears
On Friday, May 11, Rojas became the second Southern League player this year to hit for the cycle; posting a 4-for-6 night at the plate alongside seven RBIs and two stolen bases in Mobile's 14-3 rout of Mississippi. The Angels prospect became the first BayBear to hit for the cycle since Zach Borenstein achieved the feat in May 2015. A 36th round selection in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft out of Vanguard University, Rojas has appeared in 62 games for Mobile since earning his first promotion to the Southern League in July 2017.
Lee, 26, earns Pitcher of the Week honors after recording a pair of victories and tossing the first complete game shutout of the Southern League season this past Sunday afternoon. Overall, the Plano, Texas native combined to post a 1.20 ERA (2 ER/15.0 IP) alongside 12 strikeouts and just six walks during his two starts. He now paces the league with 48.0 IP, and ranks among the leaders in wins (5, T-2nd), and ERA (2.06, 2nd).
Video: Montgomery's Lee finishes complete game
Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of McKinney High School, Lee worked his way through the minor leagues - including a nearly two-year run with the Chattanooga Lookouts - before making his MLB debut on July 25, 2015. Following stints with Seattle and San Diego, he signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays organization on March 14, 2018.